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    By Mike Lupica
    Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the court but he’s the best. Danny walker dreams of being on the town’s basketball travel team (The Vikings) just like his dad (who plays on the Warriors). But the only problem is that he is too small to make the team. Luckily, Danny’s father (Richie Walker) has a plan to create his own travel team named the Warriors. But when Richie Walker is sent to the hospital right before the Vikings play the Warriors Danny is now coach. Will the smallest kid in town become the biggest? Find out by reading Travel Team By: Mike Lupica.
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    “No. I've never taken a educational test.”
    From the interview, we have come to believe that the kindergarteners are having mixed opinions on the first trimester of school. We are excited to see the kindergarteners progress in school. There are many questions. Will their opinions change? Will they change positively or negatively?
    Classroom Readers
    By:Henry Schacht and Drew Lingenfelt
    Whenever rocket into reading comes around, there is readers that goes into all of the classrooms on the last day. On this day, the older kids get the same opportunities as the younger grades. They get to have somebody go into their classroom and read to them too
    (Separate from rocket into reading)In the younger grades, people come in to read books. Emma Cardwell said “I liked when they read books to us…” They are called many names; mystery readers, classroom readers, etc. They read books to your class. The mystery reader reads a book at an unknown time to you and your classmates. Also, sometimes firefighters or policemen come in to read a book to the class. The people that come in can read any sort of book. A book about their profession or just fantasy stories.
    Most of the students love the readers. Jefferson Cordes says, “I remember when I was in kindergarten, I loved mystery reader because it was cool to read books that other people in my class liked as well.” Many older students have a similar response.
    But younger students who have had it more recently also like it. Grace Pomerink says, “Yes I like it, one time a second grader read to us. I like it because it was about animals and I like animals.” “They read all kinds of books. Books about people that read books and books about animals. Usually the books are made up,” said Eddie Sanchez.
    Sometimes the students know when the reader is coming and sometimes not. Jack Daunis says “I normally knew that they were coming, but on Fridays It was a mystery. The Fridays were called mystery reader. When we knew they were coming it was called a special guest.”
    The ability to read is a great skill to have. That is why this is important, to get young students interested in reading. These readers are great!
    If I Were President
    By: Sadie Reynolds
    If I were president, I would put up care leagues in every town. I would do this in case anything terrible happened. The care leagues could help them. If I were president, that would be the one thing I would do.
    Big on Bricks
    By: Leo 2P
    Do you like Legos? You probably already know what they are. They are fun toys you can build basically anything with! You can build houses, cars, towns/cities, models, and bases.There are many sets you can build too. There is LEGO star wars, LEGO city, LEGO creator, LEGO Friends, and sports such as football, soccer, skateboarding, snowboarding, and baseball.
    Shelly the Turtle
    By: Kate 2P
    This turtle is amazing. She is cared for by Mrs. Maneck and Ms. Freedmen, two loving and awesome people! Shelly will see me on Friday every week. I will always be ready to see her. Shelly swims, eats, climbs and all of that fun stuff! Shelly can tuck herself in her shell when she is scared.
    Go to the Pet Page to see more about Shelly the Turtle.
    Blackbeard
    by: Seba
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    Blackbeard was a pirate long ago. Blackbeard sailed the seas in the 1900s. Blackbeard had a scary flag. The flag showed a skeleton. It was pointing to hearts. Did I mention Blackbeard robbed a lot of ships and gold? Blackbeard's famous fight was his last one because Blackbeard got shot and he died.

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    The construction is happening to the right of the playground from the street Chicago Ave. There is a fence around the area. You have to go around the fence to the playground to get to the school from the street. After school, some classes have to walk around the fence to the black top where they are dismissed.
    The construction is happening now and will continue to happen for the rest of the school year and over summer break. The construction workers will, most days, be working during school hours and the students’ schedules at Holmes may be affected by this.
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    When asked about how the construction is affecting him, Shiv from 5M says “It’s not.” A quote from Mary in 5Fo explains how the construction is affecting her. “The Holmes expansion is affecting me and my class because it is interrupting.”
    Students at Holmes have different opinions on whether of not the school should be expanded. A quote from Imad in “5Fi” explains how he feels about the subject. “Yeah, because they decided to get rid of the computer lab. It would be nice if we got a new computer lab.” says Imad when asked if he likes the idea of construction happening on Holmes. Another quote from Mary in 5Fo reveals how she they feels about the construction happening. “No because students should be able to go through their school day without hearing the construction and being interrupted.” says Mary when asked if she like the idea of construction happening.
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    On the other hand, one of the people who said no to it, Rachel from 5M, said that it was a “waste of time” and would change “how obvious the situations are”. Most people would want it longer or would have it stay the same length, but some want it shorter. Most people are somewhat excited to continue next year, as well.
    There are some pretty big differences in people’s opinions on Second Step. As we said, some like it, some don’t. But what about you? Do you like it? Anyways, thanks!
    Healthy School Lunches
    By: Anderson Jerome-Darr
    Wait! Don’t eat that Oreo in your lunch! I’m going to tell you why kids like yourself should eat healthier, and avoid junk food. The first reason is junk foods contain MSG, the second reason we should avoid junk foods is child obesity, and the final reason we should avoid junk foods is for you to live longer.
    The first reason kids should eat healthier is that most junk foods like chips contain MSG (MonoSodium Glutamate.) MonoSodium Glutamate is the silent killer lurking in your pantry, a flavor enhancer that causes heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. A list of foods including MSG are, Doritos, KFC, Pringles, Ranch, Cheetos, Parmesan Cheese, Gravy, Protein Powders, Pepperoni, Popcorn, and Potato Chips. I bet you didn’t know that all these foods were so unhealthy. Did you? Elise Borel, 5M, says, “This is a little surprising, because I know those foods are unhealthy, but that if you eat too much of them, there is a chance of getting really sick.”
    The second reason kids should eat healthier is child obesity, or to be overweight which is caused by consuming too many calories. For example, each day you need to consume 2,000 calories. No more, no less. If you eat a medium fruit salad, you consume 100 calories, but if you have a KFC fried chicken meal with a soda, you consume more than 1,000 calories! That’s greater than half of what you need to eat per day! Also, to eat the amount of calories in a KFC meal and soda by eating fruit salad, you would have to eat 10 servings! And studies show that kids who consume more calories have 2 times more body fat than most kids.
    The final reason kids should eat healthier is for you live longer. To explain, kids who eat unhealthily are not as healthy. They will be more prone to diseases in the future, and scientists say, may not outlive their parents. When you consume too much junk, it affects your immune system, stomach, bones, and heart. This means you will be more prone to young death. Studies show that people who eat unhealthy in their childhood, are basically ruining their future, but kids who eat healthy, live a long, healthy, life.
    Now you know why kids like yourself should eat healthier. MSG, Child obesity, and most importantly, to live longer. You should now eat healthy, and don’t eat sugar and junk as often.
    Edge Classes
    Have you ever felt like you needed more time in your specials classes? Well, now you can do that, and more! Edge classes are activities that are completely optional. You do them after school and do enjoyable things during them. All edge classes have a set schedule so don't worry about needing to ask about when it is. We made this article not as an advertisement, but as a heads up in case you wanted to do something a little extra.
    One edge program is called Mad Science. Here you can make strange oozes and dry ice! It lasts for 1 week after you sign up. Ben Shafiro says, “It was pretty good.” So basically, at this edge class you get to do cool projects that you usually get to take home. And the projects are always science related. At the end week, you even get to build a rocket! Always remember to listen to your teacher even though it's after school. Also, you do not get to choose what projects you build.
    Have you seen people play chess and always wanted to know how? If so, Dynamic Chess is for you. It teaches you the basics of chess and you get to play against other players are your level after school. Henry Schaht says, “It was very cool.” Well, there there you have it.
    Another edge class is called Extreme Sports. It is a very fun edge program. You get to play many cool games. Joshua Wood says, “It was very enjoyable.” All of the games are sports that are mixed together such as, basketball and football or even kickball!This is a very fun edge class that I recommend to anybody who likes sports.
    Another edge program is called clay crazy. You get to make clay projects the whole time! They give you lessons on strategies for projects and you get to make with those strategies. “It was really fun because you can be very creative and make very intricate structures.
    The last edge class we are mentioning is floor-hockey/dodgeball combo. If you like Extreme Sports, you will no doubt like floor hockey-dodgeball. It’s where on some days you will play dodgeball, on some days, you will play floor hockey. Henry Schacht stated, “I loved Dodgeball but hated floor hockey.”
    Those are four edge classes we recommend if you do not have something right after school, then sign up for the next session and have some fun after school for a change!
    Student Council
    By: Sophie R. and Sarah K.
    The Student Council Elections are an exciting time for everyone. They might seem like you just circle a name and that's it, but they are so much more! Every candidate has to create a campaign on top of posters. If they make it into the finals, they have to make a video of why people should vote for them. If you are a student council representative or one of the four positions you choose any problem that you all agree is important for example making the bathrooms better is what Joshua Wood said he would do in his video.
    President is the biggest thing you can run for, you make the changes (if they’re reasonable) and have a lot of say in what student council does. For president the finalists were, Jake Brecknock, Joshua Wood, Jefferson Cordes, and Madison Hunter. Joshua Wood told us, “Anybody who asks me for suggestions, I will try my best to make it happen, like water fountains and less people outside, and better bathrooms.”
    Vice President is another 5th grade choice you may run for it is also very important to the student council. You help out with everything and get a pretty big role in student council. The finalists for Vice President were, Izzy Anderson, Trinity White, Griffin Gee, and Whitman Rowe. For Vice President Izzy Anderson said, “I wanted to run for Vice because I wanted to be a part of the school and it's my last year here, and I want to make it big.”
    Secretary is one of the 4th grade choices. If you become Secretary you have the responsibility of writing down the ideas the President comes up with. The finalists for secretary were Graham Shabino, Mary Olszowka, Ellie Matoka, and Nevaeh Smith. Graham Shabino said “I will help by giving students more comfortable seats also I will try to put a water fountain outside,”
    Treasurer is probably the most popular 4th grade choice. The treasurer tells everyone if their idea is possible with the budget. Joseph McClintic said why he ran for Treasurer. “I ran for treasurer because my mom said I was good at math so I decided to run.” For treasurer the finalists were Isabel Stickney, Sofia Sanchez, Grace Elliot, and Joseph McClintic.
    Here are the student council results, the winner for School President is…. Joshua Wood! The Vice President winner is…. Izzy Anderson! Secretary of Holmes is…. Graham Shabino! And for school Treasurer…. Joseph McClintic! It's good to know about your school and it’s events. The purpose for student council is to help the school with it’s issues and to make the students feel like they can make a difference.
    Digging It At Holmes
    By: Josh Wood and Jake Brecknock
    Some Holmes School students choose to give up their lunch-recess to dig. Why would they do this?!“We explore underground life,” Carter Miller stated. It turns out that most of the third grade students in the club like the way it is run. There is a freedom about when you participate and who is in it. You can be any age, as long as you go out to recess at 11:45 (grades 2-5). It is very easy to join. All you have to do is ask Ms. O’Malley if you are eligible to join the group. It is a bonding time with friends, and a time to find new friends.
    You might be wondering what this is. Well, it is when students use their recess time to explore the underground paradise. How do they do it? They use sticks and rocks to chew up the spongy mud by Holmes’s green gate by the near the track. They plant the bulbs because they are interested in the learning part or the digging part. They are taught about what they find in the dirt. Not all are interested though, some are just bored. The bulbs will bloom in late spring.
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    The construction is happening now and will continue to happen for the rest of the school year and over summer break. The construction workers will, most days, be working during school hours and the students’ schedules at Holmes may be affected by this.
    There are also announcements about other adjustments that have/will to be made to the school day for the students’ safety at the school. For example, the windows in some classes have been boarded up, to protect from potential debris.
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    Students have many different feelings about the construction. The construction will happen all throughout summer break and next school year the building will look a lot different. Next year, most students will be attending, what might feel like, a brand new Holmes School!
    PBIS: Feathers
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    Interestingly enough, feathers have changed their appearance and size over time. About two years ago, feathers were yellow and long. They had; a blank line for the students who earned them, a line for when it was given out and another line for the teacher who gave them. However, the feathers have changed their size, shape, and some feathers are a different color.
    PBIS helps encourage good behavior. Feathers and other rewards and prizes are a part of positive behavior intervention and supports. Most prizes apart of PBIS last all year. PBIS rewards are to help students with their behavior.
    Should Specials Be Mandatory?
    By: Jacob Bottorff
    Do you not like a certain subject? How would you like to take only a few specials instead of all of them? I interviewed a person from each class in 4th and 5th grade.
    Many people said they either don’t like music or they like all specials. Many people have different reasons, but the most common was that they weren’t learning. But many people on the other side said that specials introduce more, and may let students discover what they like. Naima from 4th grade, says that she doesn’t like music. She says that she is not learning. But Ella from 5th grade says that she likes all the specials. A unique answer I got was from Jasmin from 5th grade. She doesn’t like any special, but she wants them revamped or redone.
    How about you? Do you not think it’s fair that we should be forced to do something we dislike? What is your opinion?

    Second Step: Good, or Bad?
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